I'm going to say my set started in February 22. I can remember that maybe. I've braided and banded once. I've been using tropical Zest and the Knotty Boy bar shampoo to shampoo. I've also been rinsing my hair whenever I get bead hair or it starts to look skimpy. My ends are doing whatever they like. We (me and Connie) started at the very ends and some have coiled in the pattern and some have unraveled. Bunching is in the future. Slippage happens, but nothing like the first set. I think my hair slips less than an 1/4 inch during shampooing. When I installed I never did use the tool so my hair was never to the scalp. Connie did the back to the scalp (thank you). I retighten with my fingers too. Why? My hair is already thin and I don't want the scalp look. Cheating? Big time. Don't try this at home.
Once again I would like to thank the ladies of Raleigh's Natural Hair Meetup group for your support. Thank you Locked Beauty.